Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts
Campus: Saint John

Philosophy helps students explore a wide range of questions from a variety of different positions. Ask the big questions, and accept there are no easy answers. Philosophy ponders questions about meaning, truth, ethics, art, citizenship, and freedom that define who we are as individuals and leads us to a clearer sense of our role in society. 

Philosophy is available as a major, double major, or minor within the Bachelor of Arts. Students can explore the major philosophies of the past and engage with the issues and major questions of today.

Why Philosophy at UNB?

Philosophy students learn to study, challenge, and develop complex intellectual positions. They learn to express their own ideas in clear and compelling language. Students will hone logic and reasoning skills in discussions surrounding contentious issues such as euthanasia, cloning and censorship.

Skills you will acquire:

  • Understand other cultures and perspectives
  • Written and oral communication
  • Logic and reasoning skills
  • Critical thinking and reflection
  • Formulate and Defend ideas
  • Research

More info

For more information, see the Department of Humanities & Languages.

Admission requirements

Select "Arts" in our admission requirements tool.

Sample Courses

  • PHIL 2034: Religion and Ethics
  • PHIL 3033: Pre-Socrates and Plato
  • PHIL 3085: Philosophy and Film
  • PHIL 3133: Health Care in Ethics I


  • Researcher
  • Speech writer
  • Politician
  • Entrepreneur
  • Policy Analyst
  • Foreign Affairs (requires further education)
  • Diplomat (requires further education)
  • Business Firms (requires further education)
  • Unions (requires further education)
  • Health Care Industry (requires further education)
  • Lawyer (requires further education)